The City of Wetaskiwin’s positive COVID-19 case numbers are rapidly climbing.
The City of Wetaskiwin is reporting 11 active cases of COVID-19 following the weekend. This is more than double their active cases following the weekend.
The City of Wetaskiwin’s mandatory face coverings bylaw comes into effect when the City hits a threshold of 15 active COVID-19 cases.
Alberta confirmed 1,440 new COVID-19 cases from over the weekend and seven additional deaths. On Friday the province recorded 364 cases, 572 cases on Saturday and 504 cases on Sunday. The numbers reported on Saturday set another provincial record.
Here is a summary of today’s #COVID19AB update. We have crossed a tipping point in managing spread & we’re losing the balance we’ve been seeking. COVID-19 hospitalization growth is not above our trigger point of 5% but we must address the situation we are in now. (1/11)
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) October 26, 2020
The increase in provincial COVID-19 cases resulted in the government imposing new temporary mandatory limits of a maximum of 15 people at most social gatherings for the City of Edmonton and Calgary.
The County of Wetaskiwin, separated from the City on the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 aggregate data map, is reporting two active cases.